Dr Claire Lougarre is a Lecturer at Ulster University School of Law and a member of the Transitional Justice Institute.
Claire's primary research expertise lies at the intersection of human rights law and health. Broadly speaking, she is interested in international and European human rights law, sexual and reproductive health/rights, the law of treaties. Claire is currently working on States' obligations to realise the right to health in various contexts: in the face of antimicrobial resistance, during the COVID-19 pandemic, and within the European Social Charter.
Claire has provided consultancy services to the Council of Europe regarding NGOs’ engagement with the European Committee of Social Rights. She has also submitted evidence to Parliament on UK’s human rights obligations to reform abortion law in Northern Ireland; and on UK’s human rights obligations to realise the right to health in its response to COVID-19.
Claire joined Ulster University School of Law in 2022. Before joining the School of Law, Claire worked as a Lecturer in the University of Southampton (2014-2022); and prior to that, as a Teaching Fellow in University College London, King’s College London, and National University of Ireland Galway. Claire completed her LLB at Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, her LLM at National University of Ireland Galway, and her PhD at University College London.